Chicago Indian Food, Illinois

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The Indian cuisine is as diverse as its culture, languages, regions and its climate. Every major region of India brings its own unique dishes and subtle variations to popular dishes. Aromatic spices are the essence of Indian cuisine. Extensive listings of authentic indian food restaurants and cuisine serving the Indian community.



Indian Garden Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

247 E Ontario St Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 280 4910
2nd-floor Indian restaurant with a large menu of classic dishes & a lunch buffet.

Maharaj Indian Grill     » Directions & Maps

333 S State St, 8 E Van Buren St Unit C1 Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 877 5376
Chicken Tikka masala, Butter Chicken, Chicken Biryani, Curry Chicken over Basmati rice.

India House Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

59 W Grand Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 645 9500
Offering over 250 menu items, this Indian restaurant has both classic dishes & a lunch buffet.

Adda Indian Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

1400 W Taylor St Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 526 3208
Curries, biryanis & other classic Indian dishes, plus a vegetarian menu, in easygoing surrounds.

Mirch Family Dining     » Directions & Maps

2510 W Devon Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 942 6800
Family-friendly Indian eatery with a lunch buffet & standbys such as curry & tandoori dishes.

Basant Modern Indian Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

1939 W Byron St Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 770 3616
Dal maharani, lacha parantha, paneer tikka, comish hen, karahi, malai kofta, makhani, lamb raganjosh

The Little India     » Directions & Maps

1109 W Bryn Mawr Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 728 7012
Indian curries, tandoori fare & desserts in a petite restaurant with big front windows.

TAWAKKUL RESTAURANT     » Directions & Maps

6412 N Claremont Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 654 1424
Samosa, Shrimp Noodles, Mix Veg, Bhendi Masala, CHapati, Butter Chicken, Goat Biryani

Himalayan Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

606 S Wabash Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 877 5999
good Indian place to eat in the area

Siri Indian Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

1520 W Taylor St Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 766 7474
familiar Indian dishes with vegetarian options, plus a lunch buffet.

Essence of India     » Directions & Maps

4601 N Lincoln Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 506 0002
Cozy, casual spot serving Indian food, wine & beer in a space decorated with Indian artwork.

Cumin Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

1414 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 342 1414
Indian & Himalayan classics with a lunch buffet, takeout & delivery

Gorkha Kitchen     » Directions & Maps

434 W Diversey Pkwy Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 248 3999
Indian and Nepalese Restuarant

Mehrab Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

2437 W Devon Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 856 3531
Warm, relaxed option serving classic northern & southern Indian meat & veggie dishes.

Nepal House     » Directions & Maps

1301 S Michigan Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 922 0601
A homey corner spot in the South Loop offering an extensive menu of Indian classics and Nepalese fare

Bhoomi Modern Indian Grill     » Directions & Maps

15 W Washington St Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 224 7866
Phulka Roti, Quinoa Bowl, Salad Bowl, Paneer Cheese, Chicken, Salmon, Steak, Beef, Prawns, Bhoomi Burger

Indian Clay Pot     » Directions & Maps

1804 W Irving Park Rd Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 857 0473
Warm, relaxed option serving classic northern & southern Indian meat & veggie dishes.

Mild 2 Spicy     » Directions & Maps

714 W Diversey Pkwy Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 661 6778
Many classic Indian dishes, a weekend buffet & creative cocktails offered in contemporary surrounds.

Ghareeb Nawaz Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

2032 W Devon Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 761 5300
Bustling halal eatery plating hearty portions of Indian & Pakistani fare 24/7 in modest environs.

Oberois Authentic Indian Food     » Directions & Maps

2439 W Devon Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 856 0275
Traditional homestyle Indian menu, with both meat & vegetarian options, in a casual BYOB setting.

Eggholic Chicago     » Directions & Maps

833 W Chicago Ave FL 1 Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 940 3521
Indian egg dishes, sandwiches & curries offered with chai & lassi in casual digs or outdoors.

Naan On Devon & Grill     » Directions & Maps

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2241 W Devon Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 262 7676
Casual late-night eatery for eclectic Indian fare, including Hyderabadi & Indo-Chinese specialties.

Udupi Palace Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

2543 W Devon Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 338 2152
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Rangoli Indian Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

2421 W North Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 697 7114
Great chaat and Indian street food

ROOH Chicago Progressive Indian Restaurant & Cocktail Bar     » Directions & Maps

736 W Randolph St Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 809 6964
Swanky Indian restaurant serving elegantly plated, contemporary fare with Southern Asian cocktails.

Nawaz Gulshan     » Directions & Maps

6237 N Western Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 312 1595
Some really good authentic hyderabadi cuisine

Delhi Darbar Kabab House     » Directions & Maps

3010 W Devon Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 338 1818
variety of Kebabs, Chicken Masala, Nihari and other famous vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine

Rajun Cajun     » Directions & Maps

1459 E 53rd St Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 955 1145
Small neighborhood spot serving Indian fare & Cajun/soul food in a no-frills setting.

The Spice Room     » Directions & Maps

2906 W Armitage Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 360 8689
Northern Indian food is offered in a simple storefront setting with bare wood tables

Vajra     » Directions & Maps

1329 W Chicago Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 929 4990
authentic Indian and Nepalese dishes.

Gaylord Fine Indian Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

100 E Walton St Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 664 1700
Northern Indian classics (plus a few Southern Indian dishes) in a fine-dining atmosphere.

Hemas Kitchen     » Directions & Maps

2439 W Devon Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 338 1627
Traditional homestyle Indian menu, with both meat & vegetarian options, in a casual setting.

Hyderabad House Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

2225 W Devon Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 381 1230
South Indian eats & baked goods are offered at this informal eatery with a comfy interior.

New Zaiqa     » Directions & Maps

1316 N Clybourn Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 266 0786
Indian & North Indian food

Bombay Wraps     » Directions & Maps

330 E Ohio St #3308 Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 955 0733
Indian-inspired wraps & salads in a casual, contemporary space.

Moti Cafe     » Directions & Maps

70 W Huron St Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 313 7411
Casual Indian street food & sweets served with coffee drinks & chai over the counter.

Bombay Eats     » Directions & Maps

122 N Wells St Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 739 9727
Indian quick-serve lunch spot offering a small menu of savory wraps in a modern, minimalist space.

Uru-Swati     » Directions & Maps

2629 W Devon Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 381 1010
Corner eatery specializing in vegetarian provisions from Northern & Southern India.

Tandoor Char House     » Directions & Maps

2652 N Halsted St Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 327 2652
Dishes (using halal meat) drawn primarily from India & Pakistan, with vegetarian options.

Ghareeb Nawaz UIC     » Directions & Maps

807 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 433 0123
Informal counter serve providing hearty portions of traditional Pakistani & Indian dishes.

Vermilion     » Directions & Maps

10 W Hubbard St Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 527 4060
an eclectic fusion of Indian & Latin cuisines in a sleek, modern setting.

Indian Paradise     » Directions & Maps

2257 W North Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 698 6783
Keema Samosa, Chicken Pakora, Chilli Chicken, Chicken Manchurian, Tandoori Chicken

Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

2660 N Halstead Street Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 348 1010
classic Indian dishes, a Sunday lunch buffet & wide delivery zone.

Arya Bhavan     » Directions & Maps

2508 W Devon Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 274 5800
Casual vegetarian/vegan eatery serving Northern Indian eats in an unpretentious setting.

Chiya Chai Cafe     » Directions & Maps

2770 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 360 7541
Casual Nepalese cafe serving many types of chai plus coffee, booze & a compact food menu.

Superkhana International     » Directions & Maps

3059 W Diversey Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 661 9028
Creative, Indian-inspired dining with wines & craft cocktails in funky digs with a courtyard.

OHRIS RESTAURANT INDO CHINESE     » Directions & Maps

6407 N Bell Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 942 6089
Indian meals in a compact, contemporary space with a pool table & a TV.

Indian Spice Palace     » Directions & Maps

6349 N Claremont Ave Chicago Illinois IL
Indian meals in a compact, contemporary space with a pool table & a TV.

Annapurna Simply Vegetarian     » Directions & Maps

2600 W Devon Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 764 1858
vegetarian Indian entrees & a range of take-out snacks & desserts.

Namaste Chicago     » Directions & Maps

2515 N California Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 904 7072
Indian & Nepalese fare with halal ingredients including gluten-free options, juices & takeout.

Curry On Fire indian Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

1030 W Taylor St Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 624 8888
Indian chicken, lamb & veggie dishes (including spicy options) in a compact space with modern decor.

Chicago Curry House Indian & Nepali Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

899 S Plymouth Ct Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 312 362 9999
Indian-Nepalese cuisine, including a lunch buffet, served in an elegant setting

Anmol Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

2858 W Devon Ave Chicago Illinois IL   Phone: 773 508 5050
Casual, family-owned eatery offering Karachi-style barbecued fare & other Pakistani cuisine








Indian food for beginners! what to order?

One thing you have to remember about Indian food is that it is not a generic cuisine. It is intensely regional (north indian, south indian, bengali, kerala, goan) and what you should order should correspond with the regionality of the restaurant you are at! If you are a first timer, go easy on spice - mild.

Appetizer's

Assorted appetizer sampler is fail proof
tandoori chicken (bbq), paneer pakoras (veg), kababs, seek kabobs, veggie samosas, tiger prawns

Non Vegetarian Indian Food

chicken tikka masala, butter chicken (makhani chicken), tandoori dishes, Mutton Rogan Josh, chicken biryani, goan vindaloo

Vegetarian India Food / Vegan Food

saag paneer, malai kofta, palak paneer, gobi manchurian, chickpeas, baingan bharta, matar paneer, aloo matar

Chaat Places (Indian Street Food)

vada pav, pani puri, bhel puri, dahi puri, dosa, idli, dahi vadas, uttapams, mysore masala dosa

Vegan Food

Naan bread in indianrestaurants is likely be made with yogurt
onion or cauliflower or okra bhajis, vegetable samosas and vegetable pakoras are all vegan. vegetable curry, veggie vindaloo, chana masala/chole, sambar, vegetable biryani are other options

Gluten Free Options

Tandoori chicken, fish, and shrimp are almost always gluten-free, Indian spices are gluten free, with the exception of something called "hing", Always ask for Gluten Free Menu to be on the safe side.


The cuisine of India is characterized by the use of various spices, herbs and other vegetables grown in India and also for the widespread practice of vegetarianism across many sections of its society. Each family of Indian cuisine is characterized by a wide assortment of dishes and cooking techniques. As a consequence, it varies from region to region, reflecting the varied demographics of the ethnically diverse Indian subcontinent.

Vegetables are an integral part of indian food and consume them in a number of ways. For pure vegetarians India is a heaven. India can boast for its innumerable varieties of tasty and nutritious vegetarian dishes. Indians like their vegetable curries real hot 'n' spicy and so add a number of spices to make them really exotic. These are also prepared using different methods of cooking like baking, boiling, frying etc. We offer a number of tempting Indian vegetarain recipes of dishes like Navratan Korma, Shahi Paneer etc. to the connoisseurs of taste.

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